Are you considering removing a mobile home from a mobile home park? Moving a mobile home, whether it is a single wide or double wide can be very pricy. Just how pricy is it to move a mobile home? It costs thousands to move these homes. In this article we will discuss the pros and cons of moving a mobile home from a park.
Moving a Park Mobile Home Park
There are quite a few things you need to cover when deciding to move your mobile home from a mobile home park.
First you will need to contact the mobile home park office to see if you are able to move the mobile home. If you signed a year’s lease with the park office when you moved in, you could be responsible for the lot rent until your year is up. You could simply pay the lease in full if you only have a couple months left of lot rent. Another option would be to ask the park if you can break the lease. Some states have stipulations in place that can get you out of a lease for certain situations. You might need to discuss this with a lawyer in your state.
Second, after you have cleared everything with the park office you will need to get a quote to move the mobile home from the park. You will want to get a few different quotes and make sure the mover is licensed and insured to move the home. Be sure to get referrals on the mover and only pay part down to start the process. It will typically take 45 to 60 days to move the mobile home.
You will need to make sure the home is in good condition and that it is able to be moved. Many older units can fall apart during a move. A mobile home mover should be able to look at the home and tell you whether it is a good idea or not. Typically, vintage mobile homes are not worth trying to move. Vintage mobile homes would be anything older than 1985.
Third, you need to make sure you have everything packed in the home and ready to move. You cannot move a mobile home with belongings in the home. So be sure you get a storage unit or a moving pod to store your belongings while the home is being moved.
Utilities, internet service and satellite service are another thing you should consider. If you are no longer using these items, you will want to contact your provider to move the service or end the contract all together.
Another thing you must take into consideration is any additions to the home such as mobile home steps, decks, or sheds. Many times, movers do not count these into the move. Make sure you are on the same page as your mover, and you know what they are taking and what they are leaving behind.